Zum Thema: Startup

Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality

Coming from a culturally structured Switzerland, Benjamin Merzbacher was surprised once he landed an internship in Israel’s hi-tech, and highly adaptable, startup scene. Merzbacher had visited Israel with his family many times, yet was pulled to explore what life in Israel is actually like. More importantly, he wanted the inside scoop on how Israel was… […]

Students Win Award for Bee-Free Honey

One team of Israeli students has won the gold medal for their efforts to produce honey, without bees. The team from the Technion Institute of Technology entered the iGEM competition, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, which takes place in Boston where 300 teams took part. The competition takes place annually since 2004, and it is… […]

Israeli Startup Leases 15,000 Acres in Amazon

In true Israeli fashion, one Israeli startup took a direct approach to finding a solution to save the Amazon – buying the land themselves. With the Amazon ablaze since spring, and thanks to social media campaigning and young activists, the world has taken note, and so has Vegan Nation. Isaac Thomas, cofounder and CEO of… […]

Smart Car Security Emerges with Israeli Startup

With innovations in smart transportation comes a new approach to car safety and security. Enter UVeye, an innovative computer machine learning approach to easily and efficiently inspect cars for danger, inside and out. It started when Amir Hever entered a parking lot, and saw his undercarriage was being checked with a mirror taped to a… […]

The Largest Cancer Support Network is an Israeli App

Dubbed the ‘Waze for cancer patients,’ this Israeli app is home to over 200,000 patients and caregivers who are navigating the world of cancer treatment. When its three co-founders, CEO Eliran Malki, CTO Irad Deutsch and COO Ohad Rubin, discovered they had all lost a loved one to cancer, and had made similar mistakes throughout… […]

Kibbutz Life Welcomes the Digital Nomad

The Israeli kibbutz has found its entry point into the startup nation’s ecosystem, and it promises WIFI. A staple of Israel culture, the first kibbutz in Degania was founded in 1910. It was built on principles of agriculture, teamwork and safety, and hundreds of shared communities spread across Israel following its pioneering footsteps. Today, mainstream… […]

Supermarkets About to Super Save

What if you could reduce food waste and save money? A new Israeli company called Wasteless just raised $2 million in funding based on its cause to supports dynamic consumer pricing and supermarkets wastefulness. Their technology, which works similarly to that of cheap flight sites, creates a bridge to manage a store’s inventory, incentivize expiring… […]

E-commerce is Changing with Container Sharing

Imagine all the people being able to shop online for different things, from different shops, all to be packed in one container and shipped to Israel. If you’ve ever dealt with international shipping costs, this might sound like a dream. Especially to Israelis, as importing items into Israel is typically a nightmare thanks to high… […]

Japanese Israeli Startup Scene

The Japanese Israeli relationship is kicking into new gear, as the Japanese External Trade Organization, or JETRO, is dedicating one of its dozen international startup hubs to support Israeli entrepreneurs aiming to grow within the Japanese ecosystem. The Global Acceleration Hub, centered in Tel Aviv, will be a business center of sorts, providing free temporary… […]

Conscious aging cooperative in Israel

Startups are taking all kinds of shape in the startup nation. Much like the co-working spaces which have sprung up across the world, a new conscious community cooperative is following suit in the form of an elderly co-living space in Israel. For a group of about thirty people between the ages of 50 – 75,… […]

Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road

A new stretch of highway near Herzliya, Israel is closed, not for construction, but for innovation. Five companies have taken over Road 531 to start testing their various self-driving car technologies. The 1.5-kilometer highway has three lanes in both directions and will be closed for two months while the companies are conducting trials. The Ministry… […]

First Ultra-Orthodox VC Fund Opens

The Ultra-Orthodox community of Jews is expanding their own horizon and aiming to move away from focusing solely on the high holidays – by taking strides into high tech. 12angels is the first official investment fund for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, community. The fund aims to raise $5 million dollars and is dedicated to entering… […]

Companies Compete for Top Tech Graduates

It’s no surprise. Software developers and the technological talent are in high demand in Israel, the Start-Up Nation – and all eyes on are on the techie newbies. The IDC Herziliya recently held a job fair for its students and graduates, and hosted over one hundred hi tech companies looking to fill jobs like software… […]

Israeli Digital Health Industry is Booming

The Startup Nation has picked up millions in investments thanks to its dedication to advancing the medical field. In the constantly advancing industry of medical technology, Israel is becoming a leader in the digital health field. Over the past year alone, the sector grew in finances, involvement and innovation. Since 2015, investment in the digital health field… […]

Women Team Up to Challenge Wage Gap

A group of women have teamed up to challenge the wage gap in the Israeli high tech industry. The average woman in the United States gets paid 20% less than a man in the same position and with the same skill set. In the high tech industry and specifically in Israel, the difference in wage… […]

Babysitter’s Club 2.0

Ya’ara Cohen grew up in Jerusalem as the eldest of 5 sisters and surrounded by plenty of cousins, and inevitably, as a babysitter. She was always the oldest at family affairs and the youngest employee in her offices. She found herself in high demand, and was always being asked the same question – “can you… […]

Yotpo Surprises International Employees with Taste of Home

“You’re calling from Israel? What happened to my son?” Didi Mazri, Private Chef, quickly realized his mistake when he called Liad’s parents at 6:00AM, California time. He assured them everything was okay.  All he needed to know was their son’s favorite homemade meal. Mazri, a personal chef and culinary consultant who operates with a health… […]

Israeli App Makes Roads Safer for Everyone

Over one million people a year die in car crashes, and one company is on a mission to lower those numbers and make the roads safer for all. Since communication is truly the key to life, an Israeli/US based startup has created a life-saving app to prove it. Nexar has released an app allowing cars… […]

Men’s Health in the Spotlight In Israel

Men across the globe have begun growing moustaches and beards in an unstoppable epidemic that is catching on worldwide. It began with No-Shave November, where a group of young men in Australia chose to grow out their facial hair to raise awareness for the alarming rates in which men were getting prostate cancer. Their aim… […]

Game changer for the Apple Watch

It was actually a matter of time until the Apple watch turned into a camera device for video calls. However, the latest technology is not coming from Silicon Valley but from the Jerusalem-based startup Glide. Glide was founded in 2012 and is famous for its streaming video technology. Now they applied this knowledge to a… […]